Raymond Browell

Obituary of Raymond Browell

Raymond L. Browell
“Ray”

Raymond L. Browell, age 78, of Elwood, passed away quietly at home on Friday, August 4, 2017.

Born November 3, 1938 in Flanagan, IL he was the son of George and Laura (Redman) Browell.

Ray was a proud veteran of the United States Army serving in Korea.  He worked 22 years for United States Steel Corporation, and retired from the former Unocal Corporation in Lemont, after 15 years of service.  Ray also served with the Elwood Volunteer Fire Department for over 20 years.

As a young man, he was a pilot and enjoyed flying.  He also loved visiting his cabin in Wilmington and fishing with his family and friends.  He will be remembered for his sense of humor and his funny jokes and stories.  He loved being a friend to all.

Surviving are his children, Gary (Jennifer) Browell, Melody (Timothy) Morgason, Raymond (Carrie) Browell, Jr., Diane Saltzman, Sandra Ignatowicz and Robert Larson; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan; his parents; three brothers; two sisters; three daughters, Michelle Browell, Linda Norris, and Barbara King, and; one grandson, Justin; and one great-grandson, Jaxon.

Memorial Services for Ray Browell will be held Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Prince of Peace Church, 137 E. Cass Street, Joliet.  Pastor Mike Medlin will officiate.  Cremation rites have been accorded and inurnment with full military honors will be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at a later date.  Fred C. Dames Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  For information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com